I've never had a min. order amount for vendors buying wedding cakes. I've never had a wedding cake that wasn't profitable from a vendor, so I never set a min. on them. I have VERY limited design work and cake flavors available to vendors at wholesale pricing.............this has never been an issue, until now.
For the first time, I had a wedding cake for only 22 people. Well that definitely works out to be not worth turning on the oven! So I need to install a min. on these cakes too, plus a delivery charge.
For those of you that do sell wholesale to vendors what's your min. order amount? AND what is your delivery charge on the small cakes? I don't want a regular repeat client going to someone else for their cakes, nor do I want people to think the bad tasting cake they might buy (because I had too high of a min. charge) came from me.
And if they only need a small cake do you still make a top cake for their anniversary? I did this time...just because I was too embarrassed to hand someone a totally plain 10" butter cream cake with only a bottom border as a "wedding cake".
P.S. I asked about charging for the top cake (on a different thread months ago.) And I didn't change my pricing then............so I keep screwing myself out of income over those top cakes I don't get paid for..........urg............I'm such a dope!! I keep thinking I'm keeping my customers happy, but they never seem appreciative of the free cake and delivery they get from me.........feeling dumb..........
Edited by Stitches - 11/25/12 at 6:39pm